Wednesday, 20 September 2017

MONO VARIOUS FROM 2002 - 2017





Getting away from wildlife for a change, one of my other loves is Monochrome photography, so here are a few images from the library over the last fifteen years. 

























GREY PHALAROPE (HELSTON BOATING LAKE ) 16/09/2017





A few images of the Grey Phalarope at Helston Boating Lake last Saturday.
























Thursday, 7 September 2017

MARAZION & LANNER 06/09/2017.



Went down to Penzance yesterday afternoon, and on the way back made a quick stop at Marazion to see if the Baird's Sandpiper was still about.
I saw someone along the beach taking photo's, so grabbed the camera in the hope it was the Baird's, as I approached I was surprised to see it was Jr from JR & Sue's blog . So I can say Great to see you John, and sorry I was on very limited time, but will have to have a longer catch up next time.
Anyway did not see the Baird's and below is a selection of the birds we were looking at, the Baird's was located further along the beach but I did not have the time to see where it was.
When I got back home I found a very nice Common Blue Butterfly and three Small Tortoiseshell's in the garden.
So all in all a very nice day.






DUNLIN ( MARAZION ).





RINGED PLOVER ( MARAZION ).





SANDERLING ( MARAZION ).




TURNSTONE ( MARAZION ).




SMALL TORTOISESHELL ( LANNER ).



COMMON BLUE (LANNER ).



Sunday, 3 September 2017

ST GOTHIAN SANDS 01/09/2017



A few images from a trip to St Gothian Sands on Friday, quite a few migrating species around.
beside the images below good numbers of Sand Martins,Swallows, Two Swifts, and a couple of House Martins.
The Speckled Wood was taken on the other part of the reserve, where I saw five of these and a couple of Small Whites.




DUNLIN.




BLACK-TAILED GODWIT.






MEADOW PIPIT.



JUV ROBIN.




NORTHERN WHEATEAR.



SPECKLED WOOD.




Sunday, 20 August 2017

19/08/2017 BULLFINCH, GOLDFINCH. SMALL TORTOISESHELL




A few images from around the house yesterday, good to see some of this years broods coming to the feeders. The Small Tortoiseshell was the first I have had in the garden this year,and not seen any in other places. So they seem to be declining compared to previous years. 





BULLFINCH.




GOLDFINCH JUV.



GOLDFINCH JUV.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.



Monday, 14 August 2017

BOSCOWAN PARK TRURO & BUTTERMILK HILL ST IVES 12/08/2017




Just a few images from the last weekend, the weather is certainly not good at the moment and most of the small birds are keeping under cover. So hope things pick up again soon.




BLACK-HEADED GULL (Boscowan Park Truro ).




HERRING GULL (Boscowan Park Truro ).




WHITETHROAT ( Buttermilk Hill ST Ives ).



Wednesday, 2 August 2017

VARIOUS 02/08/2017



A few images from the last four days, not much on the land bird sightings at the moment, although the sea watching has been very good.
Butterflies and insects are hard to find at the present time due to the inclement weather we are having. I did manage to get these butterflies on Monday when we had a dry sunny mornig although it was a struggle.
There are a few early sings that some migrants are coming through ,and hopefully this will increase over the next few weeks.






COMMA.




HERRING GULL.




PAINTED LADY.





RED ADMIRAL.



JUVENILE WOOD PIGEON



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Various 15/07/2017





A selection of images from Various sites over the past week, seems its now at the quietest  period of the year. Looking forward to the migration starting.




Black Swan.




Collared Dove.




Grasshopper Warbler.




Magpie.




Meadow Pipit.




Robin.




Wren.




Friday, 7 July 2017

NEW LENS TEST PICS ( CANON EF 70-300MM F4- F5.6 IS II LENS ).




A selection of images taken on Tuesday, the day the new Canon EF 70-300M F4-F5.6 IS II  lens arrived.As I already have the old model what were the advantages buying the latest version.
WelL it has a new Nano focusing system which is very fast and accurate, 67mm optics over 58mm, close focusing down to 1.2 mtrs.
So first impressions it really is a fantastic addition to the camera bag, hope you agree.